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Communique: Global Tour Of Nathan Sawaya's LEGO Sculptures In Myrtle Beach Until September (PHOTOS)

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Yellow by Nathan Sawaya

The artwork of award-winning contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya may surprise you-and your children. Sawaya creates sculptures out of LEGOS, the same Legos parents have in couch cushions and under kitchen tables. His exhibit The Art of the Brick is on a global tour, and through September, it's on display at the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach.

Sawaya spoke with us from his studio in Los Angeles. The first question: what was it like to leave a successful career as a corporate lawyer to commit to LEGO sculpture full-time? Listen above.  

"The Art of the Brick" by Nathan Sawaya & "In Pieces" by Sawaya and Australian photographer Dean West. Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach through September 10th.
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Nathan Sawaya and his work

WEB EXTRA #1: In addition to The Art of the Brick, the Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum is also displaying a collaborative exhibit between Nathan Sawaya and Australia photographer Dean West. Listen to Sawaya talk about In Pieces here:

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LiSTEN: Artist Nathan Sawaya talks about "In Pieces," a collaboration with Australian photographer Dean West, also on display at Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum.

WEB EXTRA #2: What kind of LEGO might Sawaya like to see invented? Listen to his response:

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Stairway by Nathan Sawaya

  

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LiSTEN to Sawaya reveal his hoped-for LEGO (but only if everyone gets it).
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Cracking Up by Nathan Sawaya

  

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